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McCaslin Charged

Posted on 28th February 2014 at 17:03

Formal charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault are being filed against Nichole D. McCaslin, 32, of Portland, the woman who’s accused of causing a fatal multi-car crash last Friday night. Today’s Daily News also reports that prosecutors plan to seek an exceptional sentence against McCaslin, also claiming that she was intoxicated at the time of the crash. It’s alleged that McCaslin was driving the wrong way on Tennant Way, eventually crashing into several cars. Brett Dawdy, 47, of Longview died in the mayhem, while his wife and daughter also suffered significant injuries. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be life in prison, but the actual sentence will be based on a complex formula. McCaslin is currently free on bail, and is due back in Cowlitz County Superior Court on Tuesday, where she will be formally arraigned on these charges.